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Title: Maryland 8 pt
Post by: T Sunstone on December 12, 2009, 04:02:00 AM
(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee178/sunstone/P1010833.jpg)

Shot this buck Dec 12th late in the afternoon with a Robertson long bow 63# @ 29 20/20 easton
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Post by: Chris Surtees on December 12, 2009, 05:32:00 AM
:thumbsup:     :thumbsup:
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Post by: swp on December 12, 2009, 06:37:00 AM
:notworthy:    :notworthy:    :notworthy:
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Post by: Keefer on December 12, 2009, 06:50:00 AM
Terry, Congrats on a great Buck..Man that is one Big 8 pointer...I'm from Md. myself and just wondered did you get him on the Eastern Shore or over on that other side?  :goldtooth:  Nice buck and glad to see some Maryland boys other then just "Snuffer" Tony Sanders with  :D  with some deer to show...I was beginning to think that Tony was the only one hunting with stick&string from these parts...God Bless and Great pic...Keefer's <")))><
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Post by: pitbull on December 12, 2009, 07:57:00 AM
Yikes! that is an impressive 8 pt. Congrats!  :thumbsup:
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Post by: bowhawk archer on December 12, 2009, 09:45:00 AM
Very nice Terry, congrats!
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Post by: Dave Bowers on December 12, 2009, 10:47:00 AM
Holy moly thats a big 8...congrats   :thumbsup:
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Post by: stiknstringer on December 12, 2009, 11:22:00 AM
Awesome 8pt.Was that last December or did you mean Dec.11th
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Post by: Keefer on December 12, 2009, 11:31:00 AM
sticknstringer,, I was wondering the same thing but figured with a buck that nice he must still  have "Buck Fever"   :p   Looks like a good hit too..Was that from the ground?
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Post by: Mike Gerardi on December 12, 2009, 11:43:00 AM
Yep, your face says it all.   :bigsmyl:  Nice looking buck right there!!!!
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Post by: tradtusker on December 12, 2009, 11:58:00 AM
thats a beauty
Congrats
Title: Re: Maryland 8 pt
Post by: T Sunstone on December 12, 2009, 02:17:00 PM
Keefer,  I shot him on the good side of the bay, Calvert co. lol It was from a tree stand.
I must have still had buck fever, I meant the 11TH.  It was 4:00 in the morning I was still wired and couldn't sleep.  
It was the last few minutes of shooting light when this guy jumped a fence but didn't take the trail I needed.  He walked about 20 to 25 yards out but that late I couldn't chance a shot  Too many limbs hanging down and the need to pick a spot.  As he was leaving I put my binoculars on him.  I knew he was a shooter and thought he was an 8 point but I was shaking so bad I couldn't tell if he had 10.  I then hear deer walking to my left coming from the same direction he came from.  He then starts making a circle back towards me and ends up 15 yards in front of me facing the 2 deer that are now walking real slow.  His vitals are just behind a Beech tree six feet in front of me with his head, neck and front legs showing.  I had to lean backwards to get clearance of the tree and started drawing the bow real slow.  I was silhouetted to the 2 deer and was afraid they would see me draw the bow.  It was a hill side and they were just below my level.  This was the slowest I have ever drawn.  I bet it took 12 to 15 seconds to get to full draw and lock in.  I saw the arrow disappear about 10 inches up behind his leg and a few inches back, right where I aimed.  I tracked him 75 yards where he jumped a creek so I backed out and went home to eat dinner.  Picked up the trail 2 hours after the hit and found my arrow about 100 yards in, must have been hanging by the fletching.  It wasn't a bad trail, but we lost it twice where he made left turns.  The second time was in a field and I started getting that sick feeling, a lot of you know what I'm talking about.  My buddy finally picked up the trail where the deer made a sharp left.  Finally found the deer about 150 yards further. I wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it, but he was still alive 3 hours after the hit.  What are the odds, he died within 3 minutes of us finding him.  The arrow exited right at the color change behind the arm pit just nicking the bottom of the heart, about 1/2 inch slice.  It was probably 600 yards tracking, but just short of 400 yards as the crow flies by Google earth.  To say I was tickled pink would be an understatement.  
I was using a Robertson long bow 63# @ 29 with Easton 20/20 shafts and Eclipse broad heads.
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Post by: limbow on December 12, 2009, 02:34:00 PM
:bigsmyl:     :thumbsup:
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Post by: Bisch on December 12, 2009, 03:10:00 PM
WOW! that is a nice 8pt!

Congrats,

Bisch
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Post by: unregistered on December 12, 2009, 03:20:00 PM
Congrats on the gorgeous buck!
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Post by: Igor on December 12, 2009, 03:30:00 PM
Awesome deer!

Great story

Congrats!

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Post by: Hatrick on December 12, 2009, 03:38:00 PM
Terry, that's an awesome buck!!!

I can see I hunt on the wrong side of the Bay. If that would have been me you would have only seen my teeth in the picture.   :D
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Post by: Gatekeeper on December 12, 2009, 06:36:00 PM
WOW you probably saw him coming from a loooog ways away with that tall rack. Congratulations he is a real looker!   :clapper:
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Post by: Big Ed on December 12, 2009, 07:06:00 PM
Nice buck!!!
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Post by: Pinecone on December 12, 2009, 07:54:00 PM
Wow!  Congrats on a super buck!

Claudia
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Post by: Follower on December 12, 2009, 10:29:00 PM
Holy Crap!  He's a dandy - congrats!
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Post by: joe ashton on December 13, 2009, 07:56:00 PM
Man that is a wall hanger
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Post by: shaftslinger on December 13, 2009, 08:26:00 PM
Congrats on great buck...

What part of Maryland did you get him?  I live in Charles County.
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Post by: T Sunstone on December 13, 2009, 08:51:00 PM
Shaftslinger---I live in Calvert county, just across the Benedict bridge.
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Post by: BRONZ on December 14, 2009, 08:14:00 AM
He's a nice one!  Congrats!
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Post by: bohuntr on December 14, 2009, 11:51:00 AM
Gorgeous buck and great job on the recovery, congratulations!!!  :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Post by: frank bullitt on December 14, 2009, 01:30:00 PM
Good shootin  :thumbsup:

Eights are great!
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Post by: Benny Nganabbarru on December 14, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
:thumbsup:
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Post by: yellow bow on December 15, 2009, 05:52:00 PM
great deer,congrats.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Chisler on December 16, 2009, 10:38:00 AM
Yeah, that's a great deer!  Nice work!
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Post by: Terry Green on December 16, 2009, 05:59:00 PM
Wowwzzzer!
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Post by: droptine59 on December 18, 2009, 11:02:00 AM
Great job terry. Congrats!
Rich
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Post by: longbow fanatic 1 on December 23, 2009, 05:34:00 PM
What a BRUTE! Congrats.